The national park was established in 1968, and in 1983 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Nowadays it is listed as a world heritage in danger because of illegal hunting, overgrazing and general neglect.
Flora and fauna
Comoé has a diverse plant life and is the home to several crocodile species, hippopotamuses and migratory birds. The park is centered around the Comoé river that flows through pristine tropical rainforest in the south of the park.
The national park is located in the northeastern corner of the country, about 500 km north of the capital Abidjan. Nearby cities include Bouna, Koutouba, further away Korhogo and Bouaké as well as Gaoua in Burkina Faso.